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Employment

While many look forward to retirement, a growing number of older adults are working beyond 65 as a way to keep active, supplement their income, and continue contributing to society. While older workers are often experienced, reliable and more flexible in their schedules, there remain challenges for both employers and employees. Read more in our resources below.

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    Second Career

    Ontario Ministry of Education
    The government of Ontario offers financial support to those seeking a second career after they have been laid off and not working. Access this resource to see if you are eligible and the terms and conditions of this program.
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    Work in your profession or trade

    Ontario Ministry of Education
    You must be registered with one of regulatory bodies of a profession or trade if you want to practice in Ontario. Access this resource to learn about the services in Ontario that help you continue working in your profession or trade if you have been trained in another country.
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    A Career with the TSB

    Transportation Safety Board of Canada
    The Transportation Safety Board of Canada investigates marine, pipeline, railway, and aviation transportation occurrences. Read this information for information about a career with the board.
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    Canadian Retirement Income Calculator - General Information

    Employment and Social Development Canada
    Use this calculator to estimate your income after retirement. The calculation is based on your pensions, savings, and other sources of income. You will get a report on your predicted income at yearly.
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    Adjusting after job loss

    Ontario Ministry of Education
    It may be difficult adjusting after a company layoff or plant closure. Read this resource for information on how to adjust and meet with an advisor.
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    Get what you need to find a job- helpful solutions for immigrants

    Emploi-Québec
    If you are a new immigrant in Quebec, you can follow 4 key steps to find a job. Use this resource to find instructions on settling down, assessing your current situation, searching for jobs, and accessing employment services and resources.
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    Gig-economy jobs can offer seniors some retirement cash

    After 55 living blog
    Many retired seniors obtain more income by freelancing through websites and apps. This resource lists 7 job gig-economy jobs, such as becoming an Uber driver.
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    Direct deposit

    Emploi-Québec
    If you reside in Quebec, you can get your social assistance money from the government directly sent to your bank account by setting up Direct Deposit. Use this resource to learn and register for Direct Deposit.
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    Additional financial assistance

    Emploi-Québec
    If you reside in Quebec, you can get more financial assistance by filing your tax forms. Use this resource to learn about three ways you may receive money for the government if you filed your income tax return.
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    Ageism takes many forms in the workplace

    The Gerontologist (2018)
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    Protect your personal information

    Emploi-Québec
    A resume and cover letter are usually required when applying for a job. Do not include your social insurance number, driver’s license or health insurance card numbers. Access this resource for information on protecting yourself from cases of potential identity theft.
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    Organize your job search

    Emploi-Québec
    The Youth Alternative Program provides social and employment self-sufficiency to those under the age of 25. This program will help you get a job that you like and meets your expectations. Access this resource to see if the program is right for you.
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    Vocational qualification

    Emploi-Québec
    Vocational Qualification programs help people achieve full proficiency in their trades. The programs consider the labour market and are conducted alongside industry representatives. Read this resource for information on acquiring qualifications for your trade.
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    Recognition of qualifications

    Emploi-Québec
    Recognition of qualifications differ from province to province. Read this resource for information regarding the recognition of your qualifications from another province/country, in Quebec, or if you must undergo examinations and/or retraining.
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    Other income support programs

    Emploi-Québec
    Depending on your situation, you may be entitled to additional financial assistance. Access this resource for information on the solidarity tax credit, and credit for child assistance.
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    Réussir program

    Emploi-Québec
    If you reside in Quebec and do not have the appropriate training to find a job, you may be able to get financial support for job-training at college or university. Use this resource to learn more about the Reussir program.
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    Social assistance and social solidarity programs

    Emploi-Québec
    The social assistance and social solidarity programs are for last-resort financial assistance for individuals who are a Quebec resident. Access this resource to see if you are eligible.
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    Are you a newcomer

    Emploi-Québec
    If you are a newcomer in Quebec, Emploi Quebec has created this resource to help you find a job. Use this resource to learn about a 4-step process that helps you enter the job market. Each step contains tips, links to online resources and information on specialized programs.
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    2015-2019 job prospects Nord-du-Quebec

    Emploi-Québec
    Access this resource to find 50 jobs that have positive job prospects for the Nord-du-Quebec region. The list can help you make decisions about career choices or receiving more training.
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    Job readiness

    Emploi-Québec
    Entering or re-entering the labour market may be a daunting task for young people. Read this resource for information on job readiness, setting career goals, volunteering, and social training,
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    Assistance to former recipients of social assistant - Supplement to the Work Premium

    Emploi-Québec
    If your wages are insufficient to cover the costs involved in joining the workforce, you may qualify for financial assistance. This program is for you if you are no longer receiving social assistance, or are no longer eligible for the Youth Alternative Program. Access this resource for more information.
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    Support for self-employment

    Emploi-Québec
    If you reside in Quebec, you may get government financial support for starting your own business or creating your own job. Use this resource to learn about the “Support for Self-Employment Measure”.
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    Workers and employers: push back the retirement age!

    Finding strategies to support older workers push back the retirement age will be important to face the decline in the working-age population.
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    What factors lead to early retirement due to disability?

    Psychological and organizational factors at work contribute to early retirements due to disability. These factors need to be recognized and addressed to lessen their influence on workers who leave the workforce earlier than necessary.

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